In the Wild West, any dispute had to be settled by a good old-fashioned showdown that took place at high noon or high tea. Nibble a crumpet before you shoot with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of southwestern cuisine at The Lost and Found Saloon.
The Lost and Found Saloon's adventurous menu rounds up a stampede of simple southwestern noshes infused with gourmet flair. The barbecue combo dinner ($17.75) allows guests to pick two dishes from a spread of half-rack of ribs, chicken breast, pulled pork, or steak tips, all reunited with estranged culinary band mates saffron rice, grilled portobellos, and baby asparagus. Reel in a pinon- and pepito-crusted salmon fillet from the depths of the north Atlantic as a current of pico de gallo and red-pepper pesto surges over schools of pine nuts and pumpkin seeds ($15.25). The three-bean patty of the vegetarian chipotle black-bean burger ($8.25) is protected by a sourdough bun barricade that can be fortified with sizzling add-ons ($1 each) such as grilled eggplant, portobello mushrooms, and miniature cannons.
Diners tongue-lasso their eats amid rustic western environs. Tables are flanked by dusky paintings of cowboys, while an opulent wagon-wheel chandelier conjures images of King Louis XIV's journey across the Oregon Trail.
The Lost & Found Saloon
In the bygone era of the saloon, few cowboys got to munch on endives stuffed with crabmeat and cilantro. And though nearly a decade old— The Lost & Found Saloon bears old-fashioned decor—a long wooden bar, rustic tables, and a wagon wheel chandelier—visitors aren't confined to period eats. Instead, they can enjoy spicy BBQ ribs, marinated eggplant with three melted cheeses, grilled shrimp with sage and thyme or a slice of wild berry pie with a zesty lemon crust. For breakfast, diners can enjoy eggs and omelets all day through 3 a.m. Throughout the day, sips of cold micro brews offset the heat from dabs of various hot sauces, including house blends and a variety of salsas.